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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Capital Hostel de Ciudad

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

We offer you quality and personalized accommodation while experiencing San José. We embrace diversity in a co-living environment that provides you comfort in each of our unique spaces not only for a great rest but for creativity, relaxation, and cultural experiences.

We're a small hostel and like to pay special attention to details to make your stay more pleasant and grant you the comfort you need during your visit to San José, whether it's a short or long one.

We are in La Sabana, which is close enough to the main downtown area but away from the noise and crowds.

At Capital Hostel de Ciudad you'll find different areas to share, create, collaborate, inspire and get inspired.
Common areas include:
- Backyard with BBQ facilities and space for yoga.
- Entertainment area with pool table, video projector, musical instruments, vinyl player, board games.
- Indoor patio.
- Work desk.
- Book exchange and reading area.
- Living room.
- Full kitchen facilities.

Our place has three different accommodation types:
- Pods in shared dorms: All of our pods have 3 mini shelves and a big sized secured drawer for your belongings, as well as two independent lights and electrical outlets. The pods have a curtain for extra privacy since our dorms are on an open-floor format.
All linen and towels are included. 
Independent showers, toilets, and sinks are just a couple of steps away.

- Private rooms with shared bathroom: This room type has a maximum capacity of 3 people. It has one queen-sized bed and a twin-sized bed. The ensuite bathroom is shared with another triple room only. Fan, a big closet for your belongings and a 32' TV with cable are also a part of this room.

- Private room with private bathroom: This room has two queen-sized beds, private ensuite bathroom with bathtub, and a walk-in closet. You will also enjoy a desk, fan and a 32' TV with cable. This room has an indoor patio view where natural light will energize you to start each morning.

Regarding location, we are just a couple of blocks south from La Sabana Metropolitan Park in San José (Mata Redonda district). Very easy access to/from the airport, San José downtown, Escazu area and more. Find us on Google Maps or Waze under Capital Hostel de Ciudad.
La Sabana Park is where the National Stadium and the Costa Rican Art Museum are located. The park is also a great spot for outdoors activities and sports. Fairs, festivals and special events are also often held here.

Nearby you'll find grocery stores, a small supermarket, a pharmacy, small local restaurants and international food restaurants.

Also, we are conveniently located half block from "Sabana-Estadio" bus stop, which takes you directly downtown and connects you to any other bus stop in San José. If you are more of a walking person, you can also get to the main downtown area within a 30-minute walk.

Email us for more information on how to get here from the airport and we'll provide you with all the different options.

Capital Hostel de Ciudad Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival.

Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 12:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards,
debit cards.
This property might pre-authorize your credit card.

Taxes not included - 13.00%
Breakfast included.


The reception is open from 07.00 to 22.00
No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2019
    This was a brilliant hostel for my short stay in San Jose! The staff were incredibly helpful with all of my questions about onward travel, leaving my bags and things to do in the city. The hostel was beautifully clean with very good facilities.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Aug 2019
    Super nice modern place, super clean. The area has restaurants. Beds have fans, plugs and curtains! Overall loved Capital and wish I could've stayed there longer.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Aug 2019
    No complaints. Beautiful, clean, chill, quiet hostel with friendly travellers and staff
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Aug 2019
    Highly recommend this wonderful, comfortable, and safe place to stay in San Jose. It is a quiet, well maintained hostel that suits the traveler very well. The staff is amazing, even staying up until 2 am to greet us with a smile and warm welcome. They have plenty of helpful recommendations as well. We will be returning the next time we’re in Sam José
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Oct 2019
    This stay was perfect for me, I needed a couple of recovery days in a clean lovely space before flying out and this delivered! It has good proximity to the airport. The facilities are just lovely, clean and relaxing! The staff are lovely and can help you organise day trips etc. The breakfast is delicious! Great kitchen for cooking, and cheap eats around. Would definitely stay again :)
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Sep 2019
    It is very clean the best hostel in San jose
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    14 Aug 2019
    All the staff were so kind and friendly, always ready and happy to help. Made my stay in Costa rica stress free as it's very safe and secure. I highly recommend staying here if you're only stopping over for one night or staying for a few days, definitely a very good choice!
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 Sep 2019
    Great hostel, loved the pod-style beds which give you a lot of privacy. Very clean and staff are super helpful. Great breakfast. The location was the only downside for me as I wanted to explore the centre of town and had to get a (very slow) public bus there or a taxi. There weren’t too many places to eat nearby either. This hostel would be great if you were just transferring through SJ though.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    30 Jul 2019
    Lovely, arty hostel with friendly staff and a free local tour of the city daily. (Unfortunately did not have time to attend) A little far from the airport so get an uber rather than a regular taxi. Security - don't know as did not use any security facilities (would not let me submit review without selecting an option)
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    28 Sep 2019
    Cleaniest and nicest hostel in San Jose. The location isn't the best since you need a bus to get to the city. But really, San Jose isn't worth spending time in anyways, so I highly recommend this hostel for passing through. One night before or after your flight. Then go spend time in other cities to see jungles, beaches, or volcanoes. If you really wanna ignore that advice and hang out in San Jose, then book a room in TripOn instead to party, but beware that it's way grundgier.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Costa Rica

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